Yes, as the title of this piece suggests, I am getting married in two days.
Because of this, I am very happy, as is my future spouse and just about everyone around us is.
I am loved by and in love with a beautiful and sweet young lady named Hollie Denise Boartfield.
I had known that Hollie existed since December 5, 2019 (the day my now ex-girlfriend called it quits on me) but didn’t make my move until mid-February of 2022.
There are a few reasons why I took so long to make a pass at her, but the main one is, I thought she was too good for me.
I sent her a message on Plenty of Fish telling her how I thought she was cute. Almost immediately she replied, stating that she thought I was handsome.
We exchanged a few more messages on PoF until I gave her my phone number.
Hollie initially texted me on February 21, 2022.
It was not smooth sailing from that point, though.
We would exchange texts, but my text messages to her would somehow get misplaced.
And because of bad experiences prior, I thought she was ignoring me.
So I would decide not to message her either.
During this time, I discovered that she was on YouTube, and while I had thought that she was cute after seeing pictures of her on dating profiles, I had now seen videos of her and realized that physically she is exactly my type! I wanted her so badly but was tremendously frustrated that she didn’t reply to my messages in a timely fashion.
Now and then she would message me, until I foolishly put her in the friend zone, not realizing that my messages were not being delivered and she wasn’t ignoring me. That was on March 20, 2022.
On March 22, 2022, I had been tracking a tornado with the assistance of my Weather Radios and my Midland Weather Center app and discovered that it was near her, so I sent her a text message stating that I still cared about her as a friend and to please be safe because a tornado may be nearby. We exchange a few messages that evening. In retrospect, I should have apologized and asked her out right then and there but I didn’t.
For the next almost two months we didn’t exchange many messages, save a scammer who had hacked her Facebook profile and was subsequently trying to scam me out of money, but I alerted her to it. I should have also asked her out that evening but I didn’t.
Then in the early morning hours on May 19, 2022, I drove an older friend to New Orleans International Airport and decided to drive back home through Downtown New Orleans and the West Bank. I traveled briefly through Gretna, Louisiana, (the town in which she was residing) and began to want her, even pine for her. The next day, May 20, 2022, I sent her a message, laying it all on the table of how I like her and if she could just reply to my messages in a timely fashion, that I would want to meet her and be her boyfriend. She agreed that we could meet and we began finally exchanging messages in a timely fashion. On May 23, 2022, I asked her out and she agreed.
On May 30, 2022, she told me those three little words and I said them right back to her. I also stated that I thank God for her. What I found particularly amusing is: just like in my “Grocer and Writer” stories when Samantha Abbot told Garth Cooper she loved him after a week of being together.
We met in person on June 3, 2022, and our first date was amazing, yet tumultuous.
But it was on that first date, that we truly clicked and mutually decided to let things get serious.
We also shared our first kiss on that date and several other kisses.
She explained to me why she didn’t reply to my messages and how they were mysteriously routed to her spam folder. I apologized for assuming that she was ignoring me.
Our relationship then grew stronger.
Because of events in our life that are beyond our control, on June 27, 2022, Hollie strongly suggested that I propose to her, which I did on June 30, 2022, which is the eighth anniversary of my beginning my, “Grocer and Writer” stories, and, just like in those stories, Garth Cooper proposed to Samantha Abbot on June 30th of an unknown year.
There are several other aspects of how my relationship with Hollie mirrors my “Grocer and Writer” stories and other similar stories that I wrote.
I will say that being loved by and in love with her makes me feel as if I am living out the lives of the characters in several of the stories I had written since June 30, 2014.
Since 2014 I had wanted out of my former faulty marriage and in 2017 The Good Lord began showing me certain attributes that my future spouse would possess. The divorce was granted in 2018. Hollie fits these attributes God showed me to a tee. My now ex-girlfriend did not have all these attributes, though I didn’t want to listen at the time and I believe it took Divine Intervention for her to call it quits on me.
All I will say is that I am happy to be with Hollie more than anyone else.
I thank God tremendously for putting Hollie and me together and I pray that He will keep us together forever. And not only that, I pray that He causes us to honor, love, and cherish each other.
I would also like if you, the reader, are a believer to pray for us.
I love you, Hollie Denise Boartfield!
Thank you for taking the time to read…